Welcome to the University of Rio Grande Chemistry Department homepage. Our department offers two degree options - the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and the Associate of Science in Chemistry. Both programs have been designed to provide students with a well-rounded background in Chemistry and to provide students with the tools necessary to pursue any number of post-graduation directions. In addition, we offer a minor in Chemistry to accompany a Bachelor's degree of a student's choosing.
Third Annual Scholarship Competition
The Rio Grande Chemistry Academic Excellence Award scholarship competition will take place again! The first place award is a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to major in chemistry at the University of Rio Grande. Second and third places will also be awarded with partial-tuition scholarships. A new competition format is being introduced this year. Competing students will complete an application, including writing an essay. Based on submitted applications, letters of recommendation, and high school transcripts, top applicants will be selected and invited to campus for an interview. Competition winners will be selected from those who interview.
The application can be downloaded and completed electronically and submitted via email or printed and mailed. Participating students must also apply for admission to and be accepted into Rio Grande. The deadline for receipt of all application materials and completion of the enrollment process at Rio Grande is March 1. If you have questions, please contact Dr. John Means at (740) 245-7165 or email@example.com.
Chemistry Graduates First Class
The University of Rio Grande has graduated its first class of students, marking a momentous occasion in each of their lives as well for the Rio Grande Chemistry Program. The graduates are (from left) Whitney Smith, Bradley Altier, Sheri Marcum, and Andrea Merry. Whitney and Andrea will be continuing their education in professional school (pharmacy and medical, respectively), while Bradley and Sheri will be putting their chemistry degrees to good use in the workforce. Congratulations to all four of the graduates!
Chemistry Student Honored with School of Sciences Award
Senior Chemistry student Kris Kleski was honored during the fall semester with the School of Sciences NERD/D award. This award is given to School of Sciences students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship. Past Chemistry student awardees include Sheri Marcum, Andrea Merry, and Whitney Smith. See a copy of each of their award bios. Congratulations, Kris!
Rio Grande Students Present Research at State Meeting
Senior Chemistry majors - Brad Altier, Sheri Marcum, Andrea Merry, and Whitney Smith - presented their research at the Ohio Academy of Science meeting at the University of Findlay. The junior Chemistry majors - Steven Davis, Jacob Dotson, and Kris Kleski - also attended the meeting. Congratulations to all of you for a great meeting!
School of Sciences Renews Internship Program
The Rio Grande Chemistry Program maintains a summer laboratory internship with Ohio Precious Metals in Jackson, Ohio. Students in the Chemistry Program can apply for this position and interview with representatives of OPM on campus. This is an exciting opportunity for the School of Sciences and for Rio Grande students, who can gain a great deal of industrial experience close to campus.